The New Market Square Market, help Dublin 8.

Open on the first Sunday of every month, ed free to enter and a myriad of different types of food to suit every taste available on site. If you like oddities, cialis doodads, cheap books, vinyl records and vintage loot this is the place for you. The prices are usually reasonable and if not, you can evoke your inner haggler.

The Natural History Museum of Ireland, Dublin 2.

A cluster of long dead animals, staring at you through cold glassy eyes. What’s not to love? Oh it’s also free. If you have a friend who is eternally late, spare a half an hour and wander around while you are waiting. You never know, you might learn something too. The musty tinge left in your nostrils upon leaving is also free of charge.

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park.

This picturesque estate will transport you to another time. Free to enter and great of a picnic in the summer. With a monthly farmers market by the stables and occasional orchestral set up by the conservatory, there’s plenty to see so have a stroll. Also, if you feel the urge to suddenly act out a scene from your favourite period drama, just go for it.

“Writers in the Castle”: Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

From September 10th to November 5th of this year, Dublin Castle will play host to a collection of literary happenings with prices ranging from free – 5 euro upon entry. Located in the Chapel Royal, the next event will be a free talk given by author Andrew Lycett exploring the life and works of Sr. Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlockians grab your deer stalker and take note.

Geneva Pattison
Arts Editor